Need to know
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Early arrivals can store luggage and order a drink at the bar.
Double rooms from $329.25 (€306), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include Continental breakfast, with freshly baked croissants and bread, jam and butter, Italian coffee and freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice.
The Latin inscription on the building’s façade ‘Satis ampla quae securitate rideat’ roughly translates to ‘large enough to feel secure’ – and while the hotel’s not big, it does feel rather coddling. Design nerds, and those with eyes, will thrill at the historic furnishings, dating from the 1930s–1950s, by Italian design whizzes Ico Parisi, Paolo Venini, Silvio Cavatorta, Guglielmo Ulrich, Osvaldo Borsani, Archimede Seguso and Giò Ponti.
At the hotel
Concierge, free WiFi throughout and laundry. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, Smeg mini fridges, bottled water, coffee machine and kettle with a selection of teas, and bespoke bath products. Pasquino Suites and up have a kitchenette (hob, saucepans, cutlery, crockery and glassware).
Our favourite rooms
We love the cosy secluded terrace in the Pasquino Suite Plus. The styling in the Suite Plus – deep-blue velvet lounge chairs, sleek Seguso vases and a Giò Ponti bar where you could imagine Marcello Mastroianni mixing Aperol Spritzes– makes us swoon with desire. All suites are dressed with food-for-thought artworks, but we love the graffiti in one of the Pasquino Suites – left over from a demolition party during the hotel's renovation.
Driving gloves, so you’re prepared for zipping about on a Vespa. In the cooler months, a tailored black-leather jacket for posing moodily in.
In-room spa and beauty treatments can be arranged on request, just ask the lifestyle manager. Tresses in need of coiffing? Summon a hairdresser to your room.
Well-behaved doggies can stay too, for €50 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.
Welcome. Baby cots can be added to all rooms, extra beds to Pasquino Suites and up. The hotel has a range of family tours: Stone Zoo (a tour of the city’s animal statuary), and Myths and Legends (a tour of Roman ruins with a storyteller).